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Fallen officers remembered in somber ceremony

A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember the officers who were killed in the line of duty during 2013 as well as countywide since 1935.

May 08, 2014 | BY JEFF BENZIGER | Local


Community invited to baby animal shower

All babies need tender loving care to survive and thrive in life, including native wildlife like barn owls, ravens, red foxes and red-tailed hawks. Often, orphaned or injured baby animals' only chance of survival is the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.

May 08, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock’s 'makers of fine ales and lagers'

Name: Sandude Brewing Co.

May 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Wildlife birthday surprises

Since my husband Oly and I both appreciate the wonders of nature, we will often celebrate our birthdays by going on an outing.

May 07, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local


Turlock Relay for Life raises over $160,000

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4 million people across 20 countries gather each year to participate in Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research and awareness. The Turlock community was no exception this past weekend as more than 700 participants gathered at Pitman High School to walk for a cause in the traditional Relay format: At least one member from the 55 teams was walking at each moment in honor of the chronic fight cancer patients endure. The teamwork and collaboration in the community during the fundraising period and actual event amounted to a significant ...

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Rodeos to teach children bike safety skills

With sunny days and cool evenings, many Turlockers are beginning to spend more time outdoors. Although going on bike rides can be a fun way for families and friends to enjoy the warmer weather, riding a bicycle around Turlock can often be an unsafe and treacherous task.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Volunteers spread the love in community event

Hundreds of locals could be found Saturday painting the town – literally. Gold-shirted volunteers were dispersed over the city to paint, trim, whack, clean and spruce up buildings, yards, homes and businesses as part of the annual Love Turlock event.

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Calaveras Big Trees State Park to celebrate new visitor center

Calaveras Big Trees State Park will hold the grand opening of its new Visitor Center on May 24 during Memorial Day weekend. The new Visitor Center features a variety of exhibits and artifacts that display some of the local history of California.

May 02, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


CONSERVATION CORNER

Water Awareness Month started as a joint effort between the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies during the California Drought of 1987-1992. Today, water agencies throughout the state continue to use Water Awareness Month to deliver the message of water conservation.

May 02, 2014 | | Local


Stanislaus top 10 in U.S. ag sales

Agriculture is a cornerstone of daily life in the Central Valley, and the products that are harvested locally make a national impact as Stanislaus County was the seventh highest county in terms of national agricultural sales in 2012.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Farmers Market opens for 2014 season

Despite the heat, downtown Turlock was bustling with shoppers on Friday morning as locals congregated to check out the first Turlock Certified Farmers Market of the 2014 season.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock’s ‘favorite son’ Colin Kaepernick receives key to the city at Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Hundreds of Turlockers sat down for breakfast on Friday morning to commune together at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, but attendees were more focused on the stage before them at Larsa Hall than their plates as they tuned in to the words of Turlock native turned professional football player Colin Kaepernick.

May 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Ice rink expansion approved with conditions

Ice skating is set to carry on as a winter pastime for Turlock families attending the R.A.M. Farms Christmas Tree Lot later this year, as the Planning Commission unanimously approved not only the continued operation of the facility's adjacent ice rink, but an expansion of the seasonal project to nearly double in size as well.

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Turlock day spa recognized by leading skincare company

Name: The Spa of Turlock

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local racing fans prepare for Kentucky Derby

It's called the greatest 2 minutes in sports. For the Turlock Turf Club, however, the Kentucky Derby is a whole day event.

May 01, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Scholarship fund aids graduating foster youth

As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.

May 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock museum set to feature geocaching tours

The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.

May 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Study shows dairy industry contributes $21 billion to state’s economy

For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County adopts water restriction for county residents

Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Fire Chief leaving in August

Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.

May 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Amputation reported at cheese plant

An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Jessica’s House hosting tour

Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.

May 19, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


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